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Speaking, Listening, Learning: Working with children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

Publication date:
Nov 2003
Deputy headteacher, Headteacher, Teacher
Good practice, Learning objective guidance, Planning resources, Teaching and learning
Flyer, Pack, Poster, Video clip, Handbook


This publication is available in a ZIP file (2.0 MB). (The contents of this zip file can be downloaded from the attachments area to the right.)

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For some time now, teachers have been asking for more support in the area of speaking and listening to complement the objectives for reading and writing set out in the NLS Framework for teaching (DCSF 0500-2001). The materials reflect the National Curriculum requirements in English and develop approaches to teaching, extending and reinforcing speaking and listening both in English and across the curriculum. They build on and extend the approach first outlined in Teaching speaking and listening in Key Stages 1 and 2 (QCA, 1999).

The materials include:

  • a set of objectives for speaking and listening in Years 1-6
  • examples of teaching sequences for the objectives
  • a video illustrating the teaching of speaking and listening linked to some of the sequences
  • a handbook with advice on the principles behind the materials and on assessment, together with commentaries on the video
  • leaflets on the four aspects of speaking and listening (speaking, listening, group discussion and interaction, and drama)
  • a poster focusing on progression across Years 1-6.

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